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UCM Library Planning & Assessment: Space: 2012-2016

Area of Strategic Focus: Space

The UC Merced Libra​​ry provides comfortable, highly usable, innovative, and well maintained public spaces for both group and individual study.  

Goals Status Resources Needed Challenges SAF Connection
Maintain:        
Innovative instructional rooms. Operational: Assess, maintain, improve. Funding to update/refresh. Primarily benefits undergrads. Seen as low priority outside of the library. Viewed as a low priority by some campus constituents. Requires upgrade of campus wireless. All
Collaborative Work Rooms. Operational: Assess, maintain, improve. Funding to update/refresh. Primarily benefits undergrads. Seen as low priority outside of the library. Viewed as a low priority by some campus constituents. Requires upgrade of campus wireless. All
Meeting Rooms. Operational: Assess, maintain, improve. Funding to update/refresh. High demand/low funding. Requires upgrade of campus wireless. All
Exhibition and event space. Operational: Assess, maintain, improve. Funding to maintain and enhance. Seen as a lower priority than other uses of space. All
Create:        
24/7 study space. Strategic aim. 2020 One-time funding to create. On-going funding to staff. Primarily benefits undergrads. Seen as low priority outside of the library. All
Library common spaces in new academic buildings. Strategic Aim. Implement by 2020. One-time funding to create. On-going funding to staff. Perceived by some as "study halls" better managed by others and/or low priority. All
Primary Source Research Center in downtown Merced. Strategic Aim. Open timeline. Political will, expertise. Substantial external funding. Seen as innovative/risky. Securing significant funding and political will especially challenging.

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